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Drew Daywalt

Daywalt Fear Factory
Ever since his childhood in one of Ohio’s most haunted houses, writer director Drew Daywalt has been writing escapist fantasy and horror. With a degree in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston Daywalt set off to Hollywood where he spent years writing for Disney, DIC Entertainment and Universal on such beloved shows as Timon & Pumba, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Woody Woodpecker, and where his animated series The Wacky World of Tex Avery garnered an Emmy nomination. His first trip into live action landed him studio screenwriting and film directing work with such Hollywood luminaries as Quentin Tarrantino, Tony Scott and Jerry Bruckheimer. With an eye toward horror, Daywalt was one of the founding members of FEWDIO, the world’s first online Horror Troupe, dedicated to all things dark and fantastical. His first online horror short BEDFELLOWS garnered almost 2 million hits within weeks of it’s launch. Daywalt quickly rose to the top of the horror cinema community as the world’s leading short horror film creator, taking awards at festivals worldwide for his short form horror content for online and mobile devices. He’s created horror films and content for the three leading horror sites in the world, Fangoria.com, Fearnet.com and DreadCentral.com. This October, Daywalt wrote and produced the 2010 Dread Central Halloween special “THE BAD COOKIE”, as well as the FEARnet exclusive horror short POLYDEUS, winner of the coveted Best Film Award from the Carnival of Darkness film festival in Los Angeles. Daywalt is also one of the leading bloggers at FEARnet with his weekly column “School of Fear” which explores the philosophy of fear in modern horror and pop culture. Most recently Daywalt enjoyed over a quarter of a million hits to his October 2010 released horror web series CAMERA OBSCURA, which follows a young woman who hunts and captures demons with a mystical camera inherited from her demon hunting grandfather. Currently, Daywalt is directing episodes of MTV’s new horror comedy TV series DEATH VALLEY, as well as writing the screenplay for the remake of CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS for George Romero in conjunction with FANGORIA films.

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Saturday, March 12